Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 684 656 598
Rank change year-on-year -28 -58 +48
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 213 235 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.09% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 176 180
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £281 £263
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 12
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% -42.64% +74.33%
10th Percentile £20.50 £17.15 £16.88
90th Percentile £39.75 £26.85 £48.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £37.48
% change year-on-year +22.09% -42.64% +87.40%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19282 21637 22697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.61% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11828 13510 13678
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £244 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 874 1093
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.74% +31.89%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 199 £350 -12.50% 32
UK excluding London -1 111 £325 -18.75% 18
London 0 98 £450 +12.50% 15
South East -16 37 £389 -13.61% 2
Midlands +44 32 £310 -13.29% 6
East Midlands +17 19 £325 -
East of England +6 17 £300 -27.27% 4
West Midlands +15 13 £310 -13.29% 6
Scotland -22 11 £388 +12.32% 1
North of England +52 10 £275 -15.38% 4
North West +28 6 £275 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire +23 3 £313 -21.88%
Wales +13 2 £363 -19.44%
South West -7 2 £300 -14.29% 1
North East +62 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 213 (100.00%) VMware
2 134 (62.91%) Windows
3 113 (53.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 104 (48.83%) Active Directory
5 103 (48.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 102 (47.89%) Microsoft
7 82 (38.50%) Windows Server
8 80 (37.56%) MCSE
9 72 (33.80%) ITIL
9 72 (33.80%) Cisco Certification
10 69 (32.39%) Cisco
11 65 (30.52%) vSphere
12 60 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 57 (26.76%) Citrix
13 57 (26.76%) SAN
14 54 (25.35%) MS Exchange
15 51 (23.94%) CCNA
16 49 (23.00%) PowerShell
17 47 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
18 45 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 44 (20.66%) Office 365
19 44 (20.66%) HP
20 43 (20.19%) SCCM
21 40 (18.78%) Firewall
22 38 (17.84%) Data Centre
23 36 (16.90%) Linux
24 34 (15.96%) DNS
25 33 (15.49%) Finance
26 32 (15.02%) CCNP
26 32 (15.02%) SCOM

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (25.35%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.16%) IIS
4 10 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.23%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.41%) Apache
7 3 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.94%) JBoss
8 2 (0.94%) WordPress
9 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 47 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (20.66%) Office 365
3 26 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.29%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.94%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
7 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (26.76%) SAN
2 40 (18.78%) Firewall
3 34 (15.96%) DNS
4 25 (11.74%) DHCP
5 24 (11.27%) TCP/IP
6 21 (9.86%) LAN
7 20 (9.39%) WAN
8 18 (8.45%) NAS
9 16 (7.51%) VPN
10 14 (6.57%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (6.10%) VoIP
12 10 (4.69%) iSCSI
13 7 (3.29%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (3.29%) PBX
14 6 (2.82%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.82%) VLAN
15 5 (2.35%) BGP
16 4 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (1.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.88%) Big Data
4 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.41%) MySQL
5 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
General
1 33 (15.49%) Finance
2 16 (7.51%) Banking
3 9 (4.23%) Investment Banking
3 9 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.76%) Retail
5 5 (2.35%) Games
5 5 (2.35%) Legal
6 4 (1.88%) Law
7 3 (1.41%) Advertising
7 3 (1.41%) Automotive
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (17.84%) Architect
2 37 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (13.62%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (11.74%) Consultant
5 18 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (8.45%) Analyst
5 18 (8.45%) VMware Consultant
6 16 (7.51%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.16%) Network Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) VMware Architect
8 11 (5.16%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support
9 10 (4.69%) Systems Manager
9 10 (4.69%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.88%) Web Services
2 2 (0.94%) Middleware
2 2 (0.94%) REST
3 1 (0.47%) COM+
3 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.84%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.33%) Clustering
3 15 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.04%) Replication
4 14 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.29%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.82%) BYOD
7 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (2.35%) Online Games
8 5 (2.35%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.88%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.41%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.94%) Fintech
11 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 134 (62.91%) Windows
2 82 (38.50%) Windows Server
3 60 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (16.90%) Linux
6 22 (10.33%) Windows 10
7 21 (9.86%) Windows 7
8 17 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (6.10%) Unix
10 10 (4.69%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (3.29%) Solaris
13 5 (2.35%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.88%) Android
14 4 (1.88%) CentOS
15 3 (1.41%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.94%) AIX
16 2 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.80%) ITIL
2 27 (12.68%) High Availability
3 23 (10.80%) Incident Management
4 21 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.51%) Migration
6 16 (7.51%) TOGAF
6 16 (7.51%) Virtual Environments
7 15 (7.04%) Business Continuity
7 15 (7.04%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (7.04%) Service Management
8 14 (6.57%) DevOps
8 14 (6.57%) PRINCE2
9 12 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (4.69%) Change Control
10 10 (4.69%) Change Management
10 10 (4.69%) Converged Infrastructure
10 10 (4.69%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.23%) ITIL V3
11 9 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.00%) PowerShell
2 27 (12.68%) SQL
3 5 (2.35%) VBScript
4 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.94%) VB
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 103 (48.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (37.56%) MCSE
3 72 (33.80%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (23.94%) CCNA
5 32 (15.02%) CCNP
6 30 (14.08%) MCSA
7 25 (11.74%) Degree
7 25 (11.74%) MCITP
8 23 (10.80%) VCP6
9 21 (9.86%) SC Cleared
9 21 (9.86%) Security Cleared
9 21 (9.86%) VCAP
10 14 (6.57%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (6.10%) RHCE
12 12 (5.63%) MCP
13 11 (5.16%) MCTS
13 11 (5.16%) VCP5
14 10 (4.69%) CCA
14 10 (4.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.68%) SLA
2 6 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (53.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (48.83%) Active Directory
3 65 (30.52%) vSphere
4 32 (15.02%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (14.08%) Hyper-V
6 29 (13.62%) VMware NSX
7 18 (8.45%) vCloud
8 12 (5.63%) XenApp
9 10 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.29%) Terminal Services
10 7 (3.29%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.82%) Docker
12 4 (1.88%) NFS
13 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.41%) XenServer
14 2 (0.94%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.94%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 43 (20.19%) SCCM
2 32 (15.02%) SCOM
3 16 (7.51%) Backup Exec
3 16 (7.51%) vCenter Server
4 15 (7.04%) NetBackup
4 15 (7.04%) vRealize
5 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (5.16%) PowerCLI
5 11 (5.16%) WSUS
6 10 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.35%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.88%) Ansible
8 4 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.94%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 213 (100.00%) VMware
2 102 (47.89%) Microsoft
3 69 (32.39%) Cisco
4 57 (26.76%) Citrix
5 44 (20.66%) HP
6 23 (10.80%) NetApp
7 19 (8.92%) Veeam
8 18 (8.45%) Dell
9 15 (7.04%) IBM
10 13 (6.10%) 3PAR
10 13 (6.10%) Sophos
11 12 (5.63%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.63%) Symantec
12 11 (5.16%) CheckPoint
12 11 (5.16%) CommVault
12 11 (5.16%) EMC
13 10 (4.69%) Veritas
14 9 (4.23%) Apple
14 9 (4.23%) Google
15 8 (3.76%) Brocade